KSA’s National Water Company takes up $54.3m wastewater projects

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC), represented by the General Administration of Water Services in the Qassim Region, has started to implement a number of projects that aim to increase the coverage of sanitation services in the region.

The projects worth $54.3m (SAR204m) will also curb pollution caused by wastewater; reduce the environmental impact of wastewater; improve operational conditions; and strengthen the water system in the region.

A $15.2m (SAR57m) project is being implemented in the east of Buraidah to connect households to the sanitation networks, according to the director general of Water Services in the Qassim region, Eng Abdul Mohsen bin Muhammad Al-Farihi.

The project includes the implementation of more than 55,700 linear metres of main and subsidiary sanitation lines and networks for 3,225 home connections, which will serve more than 24,832 beneficiaries.

Al-Farihi said: “We are also implementing a project to establish sanitation networks in separate areas in the city of Buraidah – as part of Stage 3 – at a cost of more than $23.37m (SAR87.7m), which includes more than 88,000 linear meters of main and subsidiary lines and networks for sanitation.”

He added: “In addition, 3,916 household connections will be implemented to serve more than 30,150 new beneficiaries”

The projects also include the construction of a water tank with a capacity of 50,000m3 per day as part of Stage 1 of improving operational conditions and strengthening the water storage system in the city of Buraidah, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

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